How’s that New Job Roz? (Thor 2018 #9 Comic Review)
The Woman with the Vibranium Gun
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Mike Del Mundo
Cover: Mike Del Mundo
What You Need to Know: Malekith’s working hard to prepare his War of the Realms, and Thor is doing the same. Although still not worthy of holding his hammer, Mjolner, he is still the God of Thunder. But he still has friends to help him in the fight; like Roz Solomon. She stood by his and Jane Foster’s side during her time at S.H.I.E.L.D and even now that it has disbanded. Sure, their past is a little rocky seeing as they used to date, but Roz still wants to help him, and with the offer Black Panther just gave her, how can she refuse?
In This Issue: Roz Solomon is an Agent on a Mission, not just for this new job as an Agent for Wakanda. But to prove to others and herself that she has a purpose and a place in this upcoming War. Just a few days ago, her first stop was Wakanda to check out all the new gear, weapons and even vehicles she gets to try being a new member of The Agents of Wakanda. But the one hitch is withering or not she wants to set up living quarters with the old Avenger’s, one of which is her ex-boyfriend Thor. But before she can decide, she is on her first mission scoping out what looks like a townhouse of Greens. But once inside, she finds its actually a magical threshold hiding Dark Elves who are planning their attack on Manhattan. But it isn’t until a large, Frost Giant enters through a Bifrost that Roz decides to take matters into her own hands (with a quick call to Jane for a little help) without calling Thor. Once the battle is over, Roz eventually caves and calls her ex to tell him the info she has learned before making one more very important stop.
So, Roz has always been that little mousey, S.H.I.E.L.D Agent who, while can hold her own, is just in the background to help. This issue actually gets to the root of who she is and what she’s all about. Now, we all have things in our past that we either want to forget or define who we are, and Roz is a character with both. To go through fighting a Frost Giant on her own while dealing with the changes in her life is saying a lot more about her then we might have previously thought. But now she is no longer the mousey little agent with a flying car, she’s putting away her emotions and her past to toughen up to a scary, yet bad-ass extent. And from the looks of it, just in time for the Upcoming War. . .